Medical Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) encompass a new generation of smart medical systems that integrate human, cyber, and physical elements in closed-loop control. They aim to improve patient care by enabling the delivery of advanced therapies and complex surgeries. An example is the artificial pancreas that allows people with diabetes to better manage their condition. Another example is medical robotic systems, which allow doctors to perform minimally-invasive surgeries that were not possible before. Such systems may be integrated into the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) which consist of connected infrastructures of medical devices, mobile and web applications, and other health services. Designing safe and effective Medical CPS and IoMT involves the work of a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, medical domain experts, and human factors specialists. This work needs to be supported by rigorous development processes and tools, as substantial evidence needs to be documented and integrated to justify design choices and ease the review process mandated by regulation.
The objectives of the Medical Cyber-Physical Systems (MCPS) and Internet of Medical Things workshop 2021 are to provide opportunities for researchers, industrial practitioners, caregivers, and government agencies to demonstrate innovative development methods and tools, present experience reports, discuss open challenges, and explore ideas for future development of Medical CPS and the Internet of Medical Things. Contributions are welcome on all aspects of system development, including specification, design, analysis, implementation, documentation, and certification of Medical CPS. Demonstrations of existing tools for design and analysis of Medical CPS are also encouraged.
The 11th MCPS workshop will be an one-day virtual event co-located with CPS-IOT Week 2021. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
|March 1st, 2021||Submission Deadline (Papers/Posters/Demos)|
|March 17th, 2021||Notification of Acceptance||March 31st, 2021||Camera Submission Due|
|May 18th, 2021||Workshop|
Call for papers [pdf]
Authors are invited to submit papers by March 3rd, 2021 (short papers 4-6 pages, full papers 8-10 pages -- including bibliography) and posters/demos (1 page abstract).
Submit your papers via EasyChair - https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mcps2021
Authors should prepare their papers using LaTeX and the ACM style file (SIGCONF). Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this workshop. Reviews will be single blind.
Accepted papers will be included in the CPS week proceedings. By submitting to the workshop the authors are granting permission for ACM to publish in print and digital formats for the ACM archive. Note that the copyright remains with authors.
To be announced
The workshop is advised by the following steering committee members:
Julian M. Goldman, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Paul Jones, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania